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Friday, September 22, 2023

Moving Pictures

Love takes Costa Rica, Costa Rica takes Hollywood

The movie stars Academy Award-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden, known for her roles in "Into the Wild" (2007) and "Mystic Rivers" (2003), alongside Oscar Jaenada Catalán, winner of a Goya for his role in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" (2011)

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’: Baby, it was born to run

It's less irrational than it sounds that the three scarcest commodities in the post-apocalyptic world envisioned by "Mad Max: Fury Road" — gasoline, bullets and water — are expended with an almost lunatic profligacy.

Costa Rican prison drama ‘Presos’ to hit cinemas May 14

“Presos” is the third feature film by acclaimed Costa Rican director Esteban Ramírez, and it will receive a national release on May 14.

Filmmaker visits Costa Rica, screens bee documentary

While the film was released in 2009, Maryam Henein recently spent about a month in Costa Rica, where she screened the film in unusual venues, including this year’s Envision Festival in Uvita.

Genre-bending Costa Rican films receive free screenings in San José

An experimental feature like “Carmina Fide” is emblematic of Costa Rica’s expanding film scene, and this week is a great time to catch some Tico flicks: Veritas University is screening “Panorama,” a film festival showcasing recent Costa Rican cinema.

‘Festival Under the Stars’ to screen third edition in Puntarenas

The Festival began in 2012 as a project of the Costa Rican Center for Cinematographic Production, inspired by various film festivals taking place in both Latin America and Europe. Its mission: to bring audiovisual art forms to parts of Costa Rica beyond the Central Valley.

Two human rights documentaries to screen for free this week

While the two screenings have no relationship to each other, they share a lot of common themes: simple lifestyles, healthy coexistence, and the contrary pressures of industrial culture.

Everything you wanted to know about the ‘Maikol Yordan’ movie but were afraid to ask

If you have no idea who Maikol Yordan is, you’ve never heard of “La Media Docena,” and the poster has bewildered you since the film premiered last December, you probably have a few questions – and there is no better time to ask, because this week “Maikol Yordan” just became the most-attended film in Costa Rican history.

Costa Rican film ‘Espejismo’ journeys into the mind

“Espejismo” premiered at the International Costa Rican Film Festival last November, and enthusiastic reviews led to a limited release across the country.

Teaser trailer heralds ‘Jurassic’ sequel

Many Costa Ricans are beholden to “Jurassic Park” because Michael Crichton found inspiration in Isla del Coco, the nation’s remote Pacific island and the basis for Isla Nublar.

International Cinema Festival starts rolling this Friday

The 2014 International Cinema Festival will explore the concept of peaceful coexistence from a variety of angles, by way of 73 different features and shorts.
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